For the first time since March, he was able to lead the entire composition of the first team of Barcelona in the training session. And, for the first time during his stay in this group, Luis Suarez joined it.
Luis Suarez joins Barca training sessions
Quique Setien had something to smile on about on Monday. For the first time since March, he was able to lead the entire composition of the first team of Barcelona in the training session. And, for the first time during his stay in this group, Luis Suarez joined it. The last time the Uruguayan played for the Blaugrana in the semifinals of the Supercopa de Espana against Atletico Madrid on January 9. That match in Saudi Arabia was, incidentally, the last for head coach of the Catalan club Ernesto Valverde, with Setien coming in as his replacement. Then Suarez chose to have an operation to eliminate the remaining problems in his left knee and was excluded from the action for four months. The suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic caused Suarez to recover in time for the final segment of the campaign.
The MSG trident
Now he is ready to team up with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. When Barcelona makes their return to La Liga against Real Mallorca on June 13. The MSG trident of Messi, Suarez, and Griezmann hasn’t come together very often since the latter arrived from Atlético last summer. Injuries to Messi and Suarez limited their chances of a team to just 13 matches all season. Bringing eight wins, three draws, and two losses. Of those 13 games, together only once all three forwards managed to get into scripting – against Eibar in October. If something does not change, Setien will have access to his MSG attack for the final 11 fixtures of the LaLiga season and the remainder of the Champions League knockout stage.
Despite being on the treatment table for a long time, Suarez is among the top scorers at Laliga Santander this season with 11 goals. Messi leads the race for the Pichichi Trophy, while Griezmann managed a total of eight.